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Wow! Wind storm!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hello everyone. I have ALWAYS been one to respect lakes and clean up stuff on the ice. I was out on the Shoe by the meth hole today. I picked up a lot of beer cans, lumber from ice houses, etc, and other stuff that a lot of people left. And then the wind storm hit... I was fishing after dark, (and it was a very good bite, too!) Well, there's no snow out there now, and all of a sudden out of nowhere, a major wind storm hit. I was fishing alone, and suddenly I found myself sliding at least 75 feet while I was still sitting in my portable. I've slid 10 feet or so in the past, but never anything like this before!!! Well, all my gear went sliding, too. The globe in my lantern broke and suddenly I was sliding in the dark. I looked for my gear for the next hour with a jig tazer, and I think I found most of it. But the wind continued, and I think I may have lost some of my stuff. I know for a fact that I lost a black bucket, but not sure if I lost anything else...again, my lantern went out. I even looked up by the east shore, but couldn't find the black bucket. The bucket isn't of great value, I just hate that stuff may be laying on the ice still. So, if any of you are out there this week and find some gear, will you please let me know? Thanks! By the way, if any of you are missing the top of a minnow bucket that's baby blue, I picked it up today.


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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

Same thing happened to me tomight on a different lake. Luckily I had enough wits about me to flip the canvas over and take away the sail before I got too far(only about 15 yards). I knocked over my minnow bucket, lantern and bucket of crappies. I recovered everything but the 5 gallon bucket which must have blown up through someone's yard because it was nowhere near shore. I tied the fishhouse to my truck and fished for another hour or so. But the bite tailed off after the wind cranked up.

Some days are like that.

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That was an interesting night wasn't it. It collapsed my Clam Voyegeur twice on me even after I moved the vehicle to try and break the wind. My nephew helped me close it up again and by laying the Auger across the front bottom frame was finally able to hold it in place long enough to get a meal.

At least cooler temps the past few days have firmed up the accesses. With any luck another week or so.

Haaad: A black bucket at night, with a Tazer light, talk about a needle in a haystack. Hope you got all of your goodies back. Bill

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Yeah, windy!!!!
I slept up on Red Lake both friday and saturday night. Man when we were fishing last night it started blowing and this morning we couldn't see 100 yards with the snow and wind. WOW. Luckily we got most of the stuff together last night nad didn't have to do much this morning. The weight of those crappies weighed down our buckets though!!!!!!!! Good fishin'

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